The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


There's A Fine Line Between Tasty And Rodentia

Our first specimen of Chinglish comes from Haolong Bay near Sanya, Hainan.  This is a beautiful tropical island, near Vietnam.  The days were noticeably shorter in Shanghai than Sunnyvale, and the effect was more pronounced in Hainan:













CityLatitudeSunrise (May 20)Sunset
Sunnyvale375:55 am8:14 pm
Shanghai314:56 am6:46 pm
Shanghai315:07 am6:09 pm

But we're not here to talk about astronomy. We're here to talk about malformed English translations. Like the coffee shop in the Horizon Resort displaying its "coffee shop" specials which included the yogurt mousse dessert. Except that one s was left out of the name, leading to

  Yoghourt Mouse

Yum.

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